I agree its completely different for everyone. I developed an eating disorder whilst running a long time ago, I then got injured and it got much much worse and I trained myself into the ground in the gym and still when I returned to running.
However running also cured me - I started to get quite good and wanted to keep doing well so my way of thinking had to completely change because I was getting injured through not eating enough and it was driving me nuts. Eventually, i was able to fuel my body through the right foods, including protein drinks and bar supplements in order to get the best out of my body in order to compete as well as I could. I am so grateful for this as I fell pregnant not so long after this and was able to nurture my body and my baby as I had managed to overcome the horrible monster! To be perfectly honest, I dont think I would have been able to conceive had I not beaten it.
I wholeheartedly agree with a previous post about admitting it - it is the first step as they say, but keep on that roll and keep the momentum going. I knew for years that I had a problem but I had no intention of addressing it, so keep focused.
Jenn I have never heard it referred to as life shrinking but it is absolutely spot on and I will remember that!
Returning to the world of running (and the forum) after taking some time out to have two little ones. Am now back up to 5 times a week but now I am running a bit further I am going to have to get up about 5am to get a run in before Mr JB goes off to work as I cant get out in the evenings until around 8.30pm.
My question to you all is - How the hell do you do it???? I LOVE my bed and am now starting to get more sleep as both boys now sleep through which is always nice. But please please please - if you have any tips on how to get my arse out of bed at stupid o clock I would be REALLY grateful!
Also, do you eat/drink before? Or just head straight out?
I have been suffering with back pain for a few weeks now and havent been able to run. Xrays clear, am seeing specialist soon to try and see what the problem is. have been massively improved by core work and stretching but still nowhere near able to run.
Been googling and looks like sacroiliac join pain could be an option from what I have read. Does anyone have this? Can you tell me more about it?
Hi, I have recently started aqua jogging as part of my rehab programme (stress fracture in my back) and have been doing some sessions in the pool. I have done sessions such as 15 x 1min efforts with 30 sec recoveries and 2 x 15 lots of 30secs on and 30 secs off. I am wanted to spice it up with some longer and shorter efforts and wondered if anyone had any good sessions they could share?
I am using aqua jogging as part of my rehab programme back to running and am actually really enjoying it. This year I dropped distances and decided to concentrate on 10k and under rather than HM and over. I train with a track club 3times a week.
I have been in the gym using the bike and am conscious not to lose my leg turnover speed so I have been doing some fast intervals. In the pool I have been doing warm up and cool down lengths and then various sessions. FOr example 15 x 1min hard with 30 secs recovery and then last night 2 sets of 15 x 30secs on and 30 secs off. I am getting the leg turnover from the cycling so am thinking I should mix up the aqua with some longer sessions.
Does anyone have any ideas for some sessions please?